Your Warm-Weather Guide To Keeping Beautiful and Healthy

The best advice from our health care experts to get you ready

Your Warm-Weather Guide To Keeping Beautiful and Healthy

Temperatures rising outside can mean a lot of change in your beauty routine. It’s time to tune up your toenails and feet, buy a new sunhat and get serious about shaving and protecting your skin from the sun.

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To help you get started on your spring and summer, we’ve gathered up all the best advice from our health care experts to help you stay beautiful and healthy.

Considering Laser Hair Removal? Answers to Your 10 Best Questions

Warm weather means sunshine, swimsuits, shorts — and so much shaving! If you dread warm weather because of the additional skin exposure, laser hair removal is a good option to consider; it can greatly reduce your grooming demands. Here are answers to those and other key questions.
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Want a Smooth, Safe Shave Every Time? Try These 10 Tips

For some of us trying to get a good shave, it can seem like hit or miss. You might wonder why you don’t always get a smooth result. There are some ways to get a smoother, safer shave. First, know that of all the ways to remove unwanted hair, razors are the best. Using a razor represents the easiest and most convenient way to remove unwanted hair. Here are 10 tips to make sure you get the best shave possible.
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Best Ways to Protect Your Hair From Sun Damage

We all know that the sun’s rays can damage your skin. But did you know the sun also can damage your hair? If your hair has prolonged exposure to the sun, UVA and UVB rays can damage the outside cover of the hair strand, called the cuticle. Your hair is particularly vulnerable sun damage if it’s fine or light-colored. You’re also more at risk for hair damage from the sun if you are African-American due to the flat and coiled shape of the hair. The good news is that you can take precautions to protect your hair from the summer sun.
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How You Can Avoid an Infection from a Salon Pedicure

It’s fresh into sandal season, and you need your feet to look sexy and pretty. So it’s off to the salon for a pedicure. But where you go can be the difference between pedi-heaven — or pedi-pain. Before you go, make sure the salon you choose is clean and that the staff routinely sterilizes the instruments. Speak up about the tools and methods you prefer. Otherwise, you may take home more than perfectly polished toes – you might end up with a  skin or nail infection.
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How Switching Up Your Summer Shoes Helps Your Feet

Flip flops, heels, wedges, tennis shoes and flats – summer shoe choices are endless. What is the perfect shoe for your foot health day-in and day-out? The perfect pair doesn’t exist  because most foot problems are inherited. Your genes are more important than shoe styles when it comes to foot health. But you can avoid some foot health pitfalls by choosing wisely and switching up your shoes every day.
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How You Can Stop Foot and Toenail Fungus In Its Tracks

It’s popularly known as athlete’s foot. But the single term actually encompasses two conditions: foot fungus and mycotic nails – sometimes called fungal toenail infections – and they are very common. That is probably because exposing yourself to the fungus that causes them is easy to do. This is especially true if you walk barefoot through communal areas such as locker rooms, public showers, swimming pools or steam baths. Learn how to treat them.
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How You Can Treat Your Warm-Weather Skin Rash at Home

While showing more skin during warm weather can keep you cool, it also can make you more susceptible to certain kinds of skin rashes. Bugs, plants, heat and even water can cause a rash. Here’s how to recognize and treat some of these common warm-weather skin ailments.
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Why You Need to Safeguard Your Skin During Spring Vacation

Spring vacation is a popular time for many of us in colder climates to travel south and soak up the sun. But if you’re using the time to kick off your summer tan in addition to relaxing, you should know that sunning comes at a price. We often associate a glowing complexion with good health, but skin color obtained from being in the sun can actually mean accelerated effects of aging and an increased risk for developing skin cancer.
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How to Find the Best Sunscreen to Avoid Aging Your Skin

Think you know what sunscreen is and what it’s supposed to do? If you’re like most people, you probably don’t. A recent study finds the majority of consumers don’t completely understand the information on a sunscreen label. Most of the people surveyed correctly identified higher SPF values as being directly correlated with increased protection against sunburn and skin cancer. But only 29 percent understood that the SPF number doesn’t indicate protection against aging.
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How the Springtime Sun Can Fool You and Damage Your Skin

Springtime temperatures may not be as intense as the summertime heat, but you still have to protect your skin against the sun’s damaging rays. Ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which is the No. 1 cause of skin cancer, is a year-round concern. You can be fooled by the springtime sun because it’s cooler and you may not realize how much sun you’re getting when you’re outside.
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